Self-Reflexive Video

2019
Dark Captivity, Mike Kuchar

What happens when a man’s inner contemplations are his only company?

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2019
Dead Dreams, Mike Kuchar

A young man ponders a dizzying life cycle of dreams, desires and broken promises. “Yes I’m sick. But crazy? No, not yet”.

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2005
Donigan Cumming: Controlled Disturbance

This three-DVD collection features 18 titles, 10 years of videography, and over six hours of material by Donigan Cumming.

"Cumming has said that it is his intention to question, "the myth of the innocent, invisible photographic witness." Borrowing from what he calls, "experimental ethnography," Cumming consciously positions himself not only as investigator, but also participant, caretaker and friend. Thus his examinations of human frailty are always tempered by a compassion that stems from his own involvement in the situations he records."

2019
Echos in Shadow and Light, Mike Kuchar

... A young man waits in darkness for the sun to display the world's colors.

2019
Fizzled Days and BubbleGum Nights, Mike Kuchar

A young man is finally able to leave behind his unrequited desires and longings and move on.

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

 

2017
Storyteller, Nicolas Provost

VDB TV: Decades
2010s: Future-Past-Present

An original program for VDB TV: Decades curated by Omar Kholeif.

2019
Him in the Night, Mike Kuchar

A young man yearns for a mysterious lover.

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2019
Inward Bound, Mike Kuchar

“I shall walk softly on the Earth but make the footprints deep”. A young man contemplates the inevitable passing of time, and the different versions of himself that come along with it.

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2015
Living Like a Nike T Shirt

"It was as if I was living by the Nike slogan Just Do It."
— George Barber

1984
Made For TV

Combining Rubnitz’s skillful manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson convincingly impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day. From glitzy to drab, from friendly housewife to desperate evangelist, Magnuson is a one-woman universe appearing on every channel, the star of every program—giving her all as the chameleon woman who is always on display.

1997
Morayngava

Morayngava: the “design of things.” Yngiru: the box of the spirits, the films, just like xaman dreams. This is how the Asurini define video, which has just arrived in their village. After discovering that it is possible to store their images, the old men lament that they never stored images of their ancestors and decided to register the initiation of a xaman, a tradition threatened by new times.

Directed by Virginia Valadão and Regina Müller.

In Assurini with English subtitles.

1998
The Pagan Angel

A bird of paradise is pruned for the lens of a Bolex camera as my Sony camcorder documents the film and video scene out here in fog-bound Frisco. A look behind the haze that blocks from view new and old faces as they frame within the medium of choice the tidbits we eventually devour with our eyes.

2019
Thoughts and Feelings, Mike Kuchar

Thoughts and Feelings is comprised of five short works which are a part of Mike Kuchar's ongoing Soul Searching Series. Each episode is designed with reflective, meditative, and philosophical tones, expressing the emotional and problematic state of existence. This collection is sensual and mood provoking.

2007
Tower of Terror

A brief glimpse into a "day at the office" in an edifice dedicated to personal expressions of the inner eye. I subjective view of twisted perspectives reflecting the morbid dreads of he who walks among the talented throng.

2017
VDB TV: Decades

VDB TV: Decades is a unique series that casts a distinctive eye over the development of video as an art form from the early 1970s to the present, produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Video Data Bank. Each program in this five-disc box set was curated by an inspiring artist, scholar, or media arts specialist focusing on a specific decade. Curators surveyed the VDB collection to create personal, distinctive, and relevant programs, accompanied by original essays and texts, available as ROM content on each program disc.